Today’s photos are from Chip Milligan. He says, “I live in San Diego, California, on a 1/4-acre with my husband and two dogs. I grow a wide variety of drought-tolerant plants and am more interested in combining different textures of plants than displaying a lot of flowers, although I love flowers :).
“We have lived here for 7 years, and watching the garden evolve has been such a pleasure. I recently became a Master Gardener for San Diego County.”
Congrats on your new Master Gardener status, Chip! Your garden is beautiful, and I am intrigued by that burgundy prickly pear cactus. And is that spiky plant beneath the tree a furcraea? It’s lovely!
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I’ll choose randomly from everyone who sends me photos for the GPOD by Monday morning, November 26th (email to [email protected] or [email protected]–Click HERE for details) to receive a free copy of 1 of the 4 books shown in the last photo–your choice!
Here they are:
Zen Gardens by Mira Locher
50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants by Ruth Rogers Clausen
Front Yard Idea Book by Jeni Webber
The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour
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Your garden looks very airy and cool, though it must be quite hot there. I love the fact that it seems like a very calm and cool place, and you created it with tropical and desert plants.
Chip, your garden looks so much more extensive than the 1/4 acre you describe it to be. It's always fun to see plantings that emphatically says, "you're not in Kansas, anymore"...ha, or in my case, Tennessee! I agree with Michelle that that burgundy cactus is quite intriguing.
Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all my fellow GPOD readers!
So many interesting succulents/cacti without being crowded and overgrown. I like how the patio shades when not needed add another dimension billowing at the top. And that fountain is a stunner, and with that view in the distance looking like down town San Diego creates yet another dimention. Thank you, Chip.
Lovely, the picture of scabiosa is just beautiful the way the light is hitting it. Your dog is super cute.
I just tried to catch up with the last few days of GPOD. I missed some beautiful gardens. I was trying to figure out what tractor1's cute cat photo was about. I hope Newt is doing well. He is a very handsome kitty. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Really nice mix of plants. I love that burgandy cactus!
Tractor1 - glad Newt is home and seems to be doing well - hope mama cat takes good care of him!
To all stateside gardening friends here - hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!!
Beautiful garden and great photography!
Absolutely fabulous Chip. The agave with the Spanish Moss is perfect... I love it all! You definitely have an artist's eye when it comes to texture. Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!
pattyspencer: Newt seems to be doing well, he eats and uses his potty but mostly he sleeps. He won't have contact with the other cats for a week, he needs time to heal before he does much moving about. Thank you for asking. And everyone have a Happy Holiday!
Chip, I love the table display. The burlap table cloth is so pretty with the blue vases. I also love the lantern photo! Is that a Hong Kong Orchid in full bloom behind? It's just a great shot. I'm up in San Clemente, so share the same climate as you. What do you mulch with?
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